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    How To Make Friends

    Hola amigos! This has been a LONG TIME COMING! If you’ve been following me, you might have noticed there is a constant stream of people coming in and out of my life! I reckon I make a new friend every week or so, but it doesn’t change the fact that I have a core few people who have been in my life for years. I’ve always found it easy to make friends and whilst I don’t have a strategy for doing so, I’ve analysed the major ways I tend to make friends for the purposes of this post!
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    Lifestyle

    RuPaul Season 10: A Eureka moment, or a baised Exchange?

    Heads up: spoilers for the most recent episode (10)so don’t read if you’re not caught up.

    I don’t know about you, but I’d consider myself an ardent fan of the genius that is RuPaul’s drag race… until this season, when I started to feel MUGGED THE HELL OFF. Can we just take a minute to talk about the directors, editors and crew of RuPaul’s Drag Race s10? Ladies, I’m sorry, but you are up for elimination… from people I trust to entertain me. What the actual is going on?! The cracks are starting to show, the lace front is peeping out, and I can see the duct tape from a mile off. Can we just take a moment to break it all down?

    It hasn’t been easy to be a fan of RuPaul for a while. If we put aside the transphobia of both the show and RuPaul himself; the slow dismissal of anything that’s not hyper-glamorous and polished as “not true drag”; the ableism and cultural appropriation of various challenges; then yeah, we can convince ourselves that it’s a decent, entertaining watch. Mainly because, despite all it’s flaws, RPDR is funny, entertaining, and has used the platform to bring attention to various issues and communities over the years. There’s a lot to be applauded despite also having a lot to pick apart. But this season is really taking it to another level. And what’s bothered me most of all, more than the co-opting of a culture for a challenge, the use of an ableist prop, or how bloody boring Kate Upton was, is what’s actually going on with the Queens. I’m talking the clear pushing of an agenda and storyline. Why are they so desperate for Eureka to win? Continue reading

    Lifestyle

    Top Tips For Getting A Good Night’s Sleep

    top tips for getting to sleepWelcome to the next instalment of my “living your best life” series. I mean, there’s no official title but that’s the loose theme I am going with! You may have caught my previous posts on keeping your eyesight and dealing with money! I know these topics aren’t particularly sexy but I figure I spend enough time researching these parts of life that they’re probably of interest to you also. Today we’ll look at getting better sleep!

    I’ve gone through periods of my life of insomnia and other periods where I couldn’t get to sleep for HOURS but then would be in a deep sleep (and stay conked out through every alarm in the morning). These days I’ll occasionally struggle with both of those issues, but for the most part I get decent sleep and when I mentioned this on twitter a few weeks ago everyone was keen to know the “secret”. There is no real secret and you’ve probably heard a lot of those points before. But in case you struggle like me, I thought I’d share them for you guys in case you struggle in the same way that I do! Continue reading

    Race & Identity

    What Is Cultural Appropriation?

    What is cultural appropriation

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    Hey squirrel-friends! This post has been a LONG time coming, so let’s get into it. A quick note that I will be using CA to stand in for Cultural Appropriation throughout this article, and also, I don’t have all the answers and welcome debate/conversation/recommendations PUBLICLY. I’ll explain why. LET’S JUST GET INTO IT.  Continue reading